According to their website, Matheson Postal Services transports mail for the United States Postal Service (USPS) across the nation. It is one of the largest contract carriers for the USPS. It is a division of Matheson Trucking, Inc. What it doesn’t say is that Matheson Postal has been sued in California class action case for violating California’s stringent wage and hour laws.
Before we talk about the California wage and hour class action, let’s first talk about the Matheson Postal Services (MPS) drivers. The MPS drivers are hard working and deserve fair pay. The drivers certainly are entitled to get paid according to California law.
The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC has filed a class action complaint that alleges that MPS pays their drivers on an illegal piece rate basis. Specifically, MPS doesn’t pay it’s drivers for all time worked. The lawsuits is about MPS not paying for all time worked, including, but not limited to time spent waiting between trips, waiting for loading, doing pre and post trip activities, waiting time, doing paperwork, traveling for fuel, fueling trucks, and/or performing work or duties that otherwise falls outside of the pay criteria.
In addition, MPS doesn’t provide paid rest periods.
If you are a MPS driver, than you know exactly what we are talking about. You probably aren’t getting paid for pre-trips, post-trips and the like.
An explanation of how piece rate compensation systems are illegal under California wage and hour laws
Under California wage and hour laws, trucking companies must compensate you for all the time you work - not just for piece rate items. Many trucking companies pay by the mile, by the stop and/or by the weight. But they have to pay you for all the time that you work. Truck drivers, for example, must be separately compensated for pre-trips and post-trips.
Getting Drivers Compensation.
The best part, is these cases are really good for you. California piece rate class action lawsuits are usually strong cases. Of course we can’t guarantee any particular result in any case, but the drivers in most of our cases receive thousands of dollars.
We Need Your Help
If you are a current or former driver for Matheson Postal Services we would like to hear from you. We are investigating the case and it would be very helpful if we heard your take. You can contact us confidentially by calling 619-234-2833
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